is one of the last survivors of the McCarthy era trials. She was sent to prison after being convicted of obstruction of justice in a trial that Roy Cohn said was a "dry run" for the Rosenberg case. Indeed, Miriam was in jail with Ethel Rosenberg. Her newly published book, "Phantom Spies, Phantom Justice" is one of the only books on the period to write about Ethel as a woman not as a symbol. The gripping memoir of Miriam's trial, her imprisonment and its aftermath, is also the first thing Miriam has ever written. At 94, that's quite an achievement. The Talk of the Town section of the New Yorker has a piece on Miriam. Click on the link to read it.
posted by jeffisme
on Nov 23, 2010 -
If not the best weblog in the world, certainly in the top three.
For all of us who think that there's no good blogs out there, I point to defense exhibit A: Ethel the Blog
. It is, indeed, one of the best websites of any definition in the world, and I envy Steven K. Baum's mighty intellect greatly.
I already reviewed it at my review blog, but because I know how low the traffic is there
, and because this is indeed one of the best websites in the world, I'm posting it here. I don't know Steven. We've never met. He is not paying me to say this. This is purely for the public good.
And now, quite possibly, the best blog in the world.
posted by Ezrael
on Jul 2, 2000 -